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Ampacet introduces ReVive™ Compatibilizer masterbatch, a blend of functional additives that can reduce the amount of material sent to landfills by allowing post-industrial and post-consumer barrier films to be reprocessed back into the polyolefin recycling stream. ReVive is part of Ampacet’s R3 Sustainable Solutions, a portfolio of innovative masterbatches supporting the global circular economy.

“ReVive helps to minimize the environmental impact of barrier film packaging, and can help CPG brands use more recycled materials in their packaging to achieve sustainability goals,” says Doreen Becker, Ampacet Sustainability Director. Ampacet ReVive gives film producers the opportunity to meet Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) test protocols which enable CPG brands to apply for Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s (SPC) How2Recycle designations. Film producers also can reduce costs by reducing their use of virgin resin.

Ampacet ReVive maintains good flow properties with letdown ratios of 3-5% of the total film structure in recycled materials containing Nylon and/or EVOH which leads to improved processing. Independent tests demonstrated that Ampacet ReVive improves optical properties: adding 5% to a PE/Nylon blend reduces haze from 55% to 18% and increases gloss from 18 to 43 Gloss Units, compared with a PE/PA recycle stream with and without ReVive. This improves flow and mechanical properties, resulting in improved gloss and lower haze.

For more information on Ampacet ReVive Compatibilizer and Ampacet R3 Sustainable Solutions, contact an Ampacet representative or email Sustainability.Team@ampacet.com

About Ampacet R3 Sustainable Solutions

R3 refers to the global circular economy mission statement: reduce, reuse and recycle and transitioning from a regional linear take, make and waste model.  This will benefit Ampacet’s current businesses, customers and the planet without compromising the needs of future generations.  Ampacet strives to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem of plastic waste mismanagement, over-use and other types of environmental waste.

For more information, contact Eileen Ferguson, Ampacet Corporation, 660 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591; Tel: 914.631.6600; Email: eileen.ferguson@ampacet.com